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At UT Physicians, Your Privacy is our Priority In 1996, Congress passed legislation to ensure the security and privacy of protected health information. UT Physicians has always had a strong commitment to protecting individuals' health information and will continue this commitment by ensuring compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy standards. HIPAA is the first federal rule implemented to protect the privacy of patient health information and establish minimum national privacy standards for health-care providers, health plans, and health-care clearinghouses. The HIPAA Privacy Rule, effective April 14, 2003, grants health-care consumers several rights regarding their privacy and protected health information which are to be honored by the covered entity. Patient Rights UTMC has instituted documents, policies, and procedures that address these new rights including:   

Complaint Process If at any time you feel as if your right to privacy has been violated, or you have a concern regarding our privacy practices, you observe the right to file a complaint with UT Physician's Privacy Office. You may also file a complaint at the Office of Civil Rights. At UTMC we take patient rights to privacy very seriously and strive for total compliance with HIPAA standards. If a complaint is filed against UT Physicians for violation of privacy or about our practices, UT Physicians will take no action against the plaintiff.

Privacy Office:
Personnel - Lynn Hutt, MBA-Privacy Officer 419.383.6933
Security Officer - Mike Lowry, CISM, CRISC 419.530.3995
Security Officer - Karla Richardson, Director of Data Analytics - Administration 419.383.7133
HIPAA Resources - For Further Information regarding HIPAA, please visit this  HIPAA- Office of Civil Rights .

Last Updated: 1/31/19